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New Careers and Making Benefit Demands

Our daily careers take us to places and give us ‘things’ that we may never have dreamed of. If you are interviewing for a new job, if you are in the position for a promotion or if you want more out of the career that you have involving benefits this article is for you. While you may be excited about a new job or a promotion, after you are in the position, it is almost too difficult to get additional benefits than what you might have had before. 

Often benefits are also referred to as perks, perks of a job, added bonuses and benefits, and sometimes others who have been getting these perks for years, don’t realize how important these added things are to ones income and career choices. 

Executives are not the only people that are receiving benefits and rewards. Often there are companies who are owned by employees who are out in the field doing the job. These employees expect to have more because they are putting their heart and mind into completing a job day after day to increase the bottom line profits. 

Depending on the size of the company that you are considering working for or that you are negotiating with, there are various types of perks that you could inquire about. A few of these perks include: 

  • Use of the company plane when needed
  • Use of the company vehicles when required.
  • Constant use of a company vehicle
  • Use of company vacation spots
  • Executive use of apartments when traveling
  • Paid meals when on the go
  • Country club memberships
  • Paid vacations
  • Cellular phones
  • Home computers / personal computers
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Discounts on products through the business
  • Discounts on services through the business
  • Paid educational training yearly
  • Educational training in house
  • Memberships and subscriptions to industry related associations
  • Employment contracts
  • Ability to review others work /attitude (so problems can be addressed)
  • Ability to comment on business in general in quarterly reporting (making thoughts known)
  • Petty cash accounts, expense accounts for traveling or entertaining
  • Health club memberships
  • Preventative health screenings
  • Home entertainment allowances
  • Flex time allowances on certain days
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Retirement matching
  • Automatic paycheck deposits
  • Credit union memberships
  • Ability to take a loan with the business backing
  • Mortgages at low interest
  • Lunch expense account
  • Medical expense reimbursements
  • Child care reimbursements
  • Fully functioning office
  • Personally decorated office
  • Special parking privileges
  • Valet parking
  • Smokers area
  • Personal tax services for employees
  • Personal legal services for employees
  • Retirement counseling
  • Medical counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Private secretaries
  • Severance pay packages
  • Quarterly bonuses
  • Tickets to sporting events
  • Tickets to musicals
  • Company parties
  • Extra vacation time
Benefits and perks are special by nature. They are in addition to your regular salary, and the paycheck that you take home every week. If you want more for your time when you are thinking about the career that you are in, consider asking for more benefits, more perks, and when you are working on the details of a promotion – never be afraid to ask for more. The employer already realizes what type of asset you are or you wouldn’t be getting a promotion. Ask for a few benefits and take advantage of everything that you can get to feel great about your job and your career!




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